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Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...world could suffer. A bit of good particle physics news did emerge in 2005, however researchers around the world remain committed to building the International Linear Collider, a multibillion-dollar global facility that may be the key to the future of particle physics. Areas to watch in 2006: This year,...

2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Abstracts now online

...ng persons: Working press employed by bona fide news media: must present a press card, business card, o... for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must register at the main registration desk at the meeting and pay the appropriate fees, regar...

Tiny pikas seem to be on march toward extinction in Great Basin

...the end of the 20th century. Grayson said the bad news has continued with new findings, as yet unpublished, by Beever and by James Patton, of the University of California Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Biology. Beever recently discovered two more pika population extinctions in the Great Basin and anothe...

Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say

...ng process. Fortunately, we got more kinds of good news than we initially expected." Mice with such a predisposition generally developed about 50 intestinal lesions within six months of birth, but mice modified for the study had only developed three or fewer within that time frame. Moreover, there was no ...

How marine reserves are giving coral reefs a helping hand

...ing number of larger predators is essentially good news we had concerns that this might result in a decrease in the numbers of parrotfish, which could ultimately damage the health of the reef. More than 20 years ago sea urchins in the Caribbean were wiped out by disease, leaving parrotfish as the main gra...

2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press conferences planned

...ng persons: Working Press employed by bona fide news media: must present a press card, business card, o... for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must register at the main registration desk at the meeting and pay the appropriate fees, regar...

Mark Estelle of Indiana University awarded Kumho International Science Prize

...resident Michael Thomashow said "This is wonderful news about Mark. He is a superb scientist who has made seminal contributions to our understanding of hormone signaling. He is highly deserving of the prestigious Kumho International Science Prize." Dr. Estelle commented, "I am very grateful and honored ...

Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing

...rontier of the Amazon and elsewhere. This is good news for governments and environmental groups, who have assumed for years that the most important tool for tropical forest conservation is the creation of protected areas. A tropical forest ecologist, Nepstad has studied Amazon forests and strategies for...

Common food preservative might provide treatment for cystic fibrosis

...sease, it's also our own immune system." The good news is that Dr. Hassett and his colleagues found that about 87 percent of the mucoid Pseudomonas organisms they studied have a "fatal flaw" in the very gene (mucA) that makes it mucoid as well as antibiotic and immune-system resistant--they are easily de...

SNM experts focus on advances in molecular imaging for cancer, addiction, Alzheimer's, heart disease

...ientists and technologists will present the latest news about using nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for the diagnosis, management and treatment of diseases to several hundred nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists, technologists, pharmacists, medical physicists and ot...

Other highlights in the February 1 JNCI

...the National Cancer Institute is requested in all news coverage. Visit the Journal online at http://jncicancerspectrum.oxfordjournals.org/ ....

Researchers show the 'BEST' way to reduce osteoporosis risk

...t by 1 to 2 percent. "The good news is these long-term data confirmed the potent combination of improved nutrition and increased physical activity to prevent bone loss. The extended use of calcium supplementation and exercise counteracted the typical loss of BMD in women at this age, i...

Biologists build better software, beat path to viral knowledge

...the shell surface. It's probably not very exciting news to anyone who doesn't look at these things for a living, but what it shows us is that the viral world holds many unexpected secrets, and if we're going to unlock them, we need to see them first." Probing the innards of the virus also revealed that it...

Drug resistance may travel same path as quorum sensing

...they think is a communication signal, which is bad news for doctors and their patients. This process, known as multidrug resistance, results in the failure to cure the bacterial disease. Even worse, the resistance is not just to one drug, but many because the pump is now increased and many different drug...

2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule

...ng persons: Working Press employed by bona fide news media: must present a press card, business card, o... for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must register at the main registration desk at the meeting and pay the appropriate fees, regar...

UMaine teams with fishermen to study affects of trawling on seafloor ecology

...ling. "No good habitat, hardly any fish." The good news is that recently protected habitats are recovering. While anything resembling a "natural" condition would certainly be far in the future, Knight found that significant gains had been made in the short term. "Scientists were predicting it would take d...

Declining snowpack cools off CO2 emissions from winter soils, says U. of Colorado study

..., he said. "I view this as a small amount of good news in a large cloud of bad news," said Monson, chief author of a paper appearing in the Feb. 9 issue of Nature. "While winter CO2 emissions from forest soils have slowed, the lack of winter moisture is stressing the trees during the spring and summer a...

Veggies contain chemicals that boost DNA repair and protect against cancer

...rs. Dr. Rosen is available for interviews with the news media and may be contacted at the number above. For a copy of the study, go to http://www.nature.com/bjc or contact the Office of Communications at 202-687-5100. In a study published in the British Journal of Cancer (published by the research jour...

Biosense Webster receives FDA approval for technology to treat patients with heart rhythm disease

...tors now and well into the future." "This is good news for doctors and patients. By integrating Biosense Webster's navigation system and catheters with Stereotaxis' Niobe system, we get leading diagnostic and ablation technology combined with an automated mapping and steering system, resulting in greater...

Early California: A killing field

...e for measuring modern environmental damage. The news release below is a story by University of Utah PublicRelations science writer Lee Siegel, published this month in the spring2006 issue of Continuum, the magazine of the University of Utah. That assumption now is collapsing because University of Utah...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... a newly coined term for novels and films which focus ... of Copenhagen shows how these fictions serve as a mental ... climate change and imagine other living conditions. , "Global ... the atmosphere; it is also a cultural phenomenon in which ... the films we see. And there are so many of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... at the University of Houston (UH) is working to ... His work is supported by a $1.8 million grant ... Blood transfusions save millions of lives every year. They ... for instance, routine surgeries would become life threatening. This ... that transfusions of red blood cells stored in a ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... There,s a new secret to get your child to behave ... , A new Cornell study published in Eating Behaviors ... they had to bite with their front teeth such as ... rowdier than when these foods had been cut. ... as aggressive toward other kids," said Brian Wansink, Professor and ...
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